I have a 15 month old MPB i7 17", would the latest mac mini be faster?

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  1. iMacNoob macrumors member

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    I have the first version of the MBP i7 17" laptop, curious if the new version of the mac mini would be faster than my computer generally?
     
  2. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    The server model probably would be processor wise but your video card will be much better
     
  3. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    according to geekbench, if you have the 2.67 GHz model, your computer scores a 5569.

    the newest mac mini scores a 8573 on the sever model, and a 6472 on the high-end non-server model. so based on whatever geekbench uses, the new mac minis are more powerful.
     
  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    According to Geekbench x64, I pull 11,000 on my 15" MBP 2.2Ghz with 8GB RAM.
     
  5. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    that's about the same as my 17" with the 2.2 and 8gigs ram... so? his is last generation processors- they are a lot slower.
     
  6. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    I didn't read the "15 month old" part, lol
     
  7. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    's all good :)
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    For general computing, no, the mini will not be any faster. A faster CPU does not translate into a faster overall computer. It only helps in benchmarks and CPU heavy apps.
     
  9. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    While that's true, what proof do you have that the mini would not be faster? The server also uses 7200rpm drives
     
  10. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    After reviewing the stats, I can guarantee that the Mini will have performance gains over the 17".
    If you're pitting a 1st-gen i7 against a Sandy Bridge i5, the i5 is almost guaranteed to outperform the former.
    Graphics performance will be around the same; only when using the IGP will you see a big boost.
     

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